As a leader in disaster preparedness and all hazards containment, you would think the BioSeal Systems team would be used to seeing our systems in action or in warehouses ready to deploy. But in fact, we never tire of seeing our systems out in the real world. To us, each encounter or photo represents lives saved, tragedies turned to triumphs, communities protected.
On December 2nd 2011, Metrolina Trauma Advisory Committee (MTAC) held its 2nd Annual Distributor Expo at its headquarters in Charl...
I have just received my copy of " Death in Large Numbers: The Science, Policy, and Management of Mass Fatality Events". I have had the privilege to work with Elin Gursky, the author, at the very first National Mass Fatality planning event held many years ago. She is as fun as she is sharp and nothing gets past her.
Earlier in the spring, Bob Fowler, Fatality Incident Team Manager for the Utah Department of Health, made a smart decision.
"We have six BioSeal Mass Fatality Response Systems and a number of the portable BioSeal Systems pre-positioned around the state," he told us. "We're concerned that if needed, the people in the agencies storing them would not know how to use them effectively."
Bob was acknowledging what most of us know, in one way or the other. If you have a good piece of equipment,...
Z-Medica, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic agents, has announced it has launched the first-ever line of products designed to meet the unique needs of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The line includes products designed and packaged for faster deployment and more efficient inventory management for EMS centers. […]
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina left many people without basic resources. Less publicized was the fact that a number of citizens suffering from various disabilities were transported without their wheelchairs and/or other equipment and devices required to meet their needs. In Connecticut, trainers with real-world experiences are helping first responders lessen the […]
From military "takeover" to a "win-win" situation for states affected by natural disasters: The U.S. Department of Defense used the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina to develop new tactics - and used them creatively when assisting the response and recovery efforts in New Jersey and New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. […]
The US Geological Service has reported a 5.4 magnitude earthquake centered 13 miles northwest of Borrego Springs. Our office checked with local agencies and there are no preliminary reports of injuries or damage. We will update the site with information as needed. The quake is a good reminder to look through our site for preparedness information to make sure […]
New Program Will Provide Highly-Trained Volunteers During Disasters The County Office of Emergency Services has been selected by the state to participate in Disaster Corps, a program to standardize and coordinate highly-trained volunteers that will be able to respond to disasters across the state. “The concept behind this program started after the 2007 wildf […]